Today, state legislators representing over 1000 colleagues will meet
with President Obama, Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid, bringing
a message of state support for real health care reform, including the
public option. The delegation will meet with President Obama and other
White House officials in the West Wing starting at 12:30pm, with
Senator Harkin at 11:15am and with Speaker Pelosi at 3:30pm. The over
two dozen state legislators in the delegation are also meeting with
other Senators and Congressional representatives over two days
Network, a group representing state legislators across the country, announced
today that 1057 state legislators from all fifty states have signed letters to
Congress asking for real health reform, including a public health insurance
option, strong affordability protections, and shared responsibility among
individuals, employers and government for health care costs.
State legislative leaders, along with mayors from around the
country, will be coming to Washington, D.C. next week to bring this message of
state support for reform to Capitol Hill and the White House.